4 McCains

The paths of President Obama and his former rival John McCain recently crossed at the Naval Academy graduation. The latest McCain grad was the fourth. Let this encourage us to teach our children...
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House Churches Unlimited

Free ebook! This book addresses the dangers and delights of the house church format. It covers support and accountability, advantages and disadvantages, leadership and mentoring issues, worship...
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Pat Summitt on family

House churching, or whatever your preferred terminology, presumes a (hopefully somewhat stable) family. After all, church is family. And family is the cradle of society, too. Here is a short audio...
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Home meetings restricted in VA

The Commonwealth of Virginia was once the bastion for ideals such as freedom of religion and the right to assemble. Now look. Will your state be next to require permits and  limit the number of...
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Classroom size with respect to intimacy

Colleges and universities are rated on a number of criteria. A high rating comforts parents as they write out the checks each semester. One criteria is the faculty to student ratio, supposedly a...
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Do Chinese house churcher’s desire to come out?

Do Chinese house churcher's desire to come out?  It's easy for us to extol and honor them for their endurance under persecution but what do they want in terms of being able to meet openly? Any...
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Charles Finney on formless church

Charles Finney (1792-1875) is a hero claimed by the likes of far-righter Jerry Falwell and left-leaning Jim Wallis of Sojourners - and all sorts in between. The following extract is from Finney's...
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Jimmy Carter as a role model

I can't be too hard on this guy - he's from the South. Excuse me - 'da South.' Actually, he's not one of my favorite statesmen. Politics aside, he is a true model with respect to eldership in a...
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Pagan Christianity? Hope or Hype?

Pagan Christianity? is a win-win for the "co-authors" and the "co-author's publisher. A well known pollster discovers a book written several years ago by a lessor known, touches it up, and uses his...
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Spontaneous Expansion of the Church

Rowland Allen published a fine book by this title in the early 1900's based on his experiences as a foreign missionary. I dig that title. Bring it on, Lord. I found a text version of the book. In...
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